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Black Codes

restricted from going places, vote, jobs, not treated fairly

Sharecropping

couldn't take other people's land, some fell deeper in debt because they couldn't pay enough credit

Segregation

unfair treatment

Johnson

impeached - wanted black codes to be stronger, raised argument letting confederate leaders take charge

Klu Klux Klan

murdered African Americans who tried to run in the government

Freedmans Bureau

try to take land away

1st amendment

slavery prohibited throughout the U.S.

14th amendment

equal protection of the law to U.S. citizens

15th amendment

no citizen shall be denied the right to vote no matter what race

freedmen

someone who is newly free - they were freed men

sharecropping

people who rented land and had to give the landowner 20% of their crops


It also helped the landowners so they earned money


owners are letting some people rent their land

credit

let people pay for stuff after they get it

Reconstruction

It meant rebuilding the South. It also was the rebuilding of family, friends, and homes.

Impeach

To accuse a president of being unfit of holding his job

Scalawags

It means, 'old useless house'


It ws used as an insult.


It also meant traitor - an insult to southerners on the northern side.

Carpetbaggers

Was someone who helped freed people of make money


They were called this because of the bags

Segregation

It was a law that kept the races apart.


It didn't let them eat, ride, or learn together

Missouri Compromise

1820


It made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state because the same amount of states was needed.


It worked for 30 years.

Compromise of 1850

California became a free state.


Fugitive slave law strengthened.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852


Written by Harriet Beecher Stove.


It told the North about slavery in the South.


Banned in parts of the South.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1857


Settlers could vote on being slave or free.


Many skirmishes break out.


People rush to settle in new territories.

Dred Scott Decision

1857


Sued for his freedom and lost


Slavery could exist anywhere. There were no real free states.

Lincoln Elected President

1860


First Southern state (Southern Carolina) secedes [leaves] and others follow.